“Motorsport should keep pace with society’s change”- Nico Rosberg demands all motorsports to adopt today’s environmental needs.
Nico Rosberg who left Formula 1 racing in 2016, adopted the pro-environmental sustainability stance and now urges all the motorsports to adopt the same philosophy.
During an interview with e-formel.de, he claimed, motorsports should be in parallel with the societal needs, and continue to embrace change and not just chase profits.
“Motorsport should keep pace with society’s change, becoming more value-based. It’s no longer just about the show and profits, as a sport, we also must commit ourselves to do good that will serve society as a whole.”
“This applies to the development of sustainable technologies, such as the fact that Formula 1 uses synthetic fuels and plays a leading role in developing them. Or that Formula E draws attention to climate change.”
“The whole world could benefit from this. That is the future of motorsport – and incidentally also of our entire economy,” he added.
The environment-friendly stand will attract younger fans.
Rosberg also sees a prosperous market opportunity by taking an environment-friendly stand. It will allow the younger generation to give attention to the sport, as according to him, this set of people is interested in preserving nature.
“Young people are also becoming more and more interested in sustainability,” he added. “It is something that moves them. We can, therefore create a combination between this interest and the fascination for racing.”
On the other hand, FIA has also committed to achieving net-zero by the end of this decade. Therefore, they have planned to introduce more advanced synthetic fuels as the years will pass.
The first set of synthetic fuels has been sent to all the teams to experiment with their present set of engines to check this alternate fuel’s viability within the system.